We scale the impact of innovative market-based solutions supporting Small & Growing Businesses (SGBs) by providing infrastructure to identify and act on shared value opportunities.
There are many ingredients in the recipe for growth and impact through innovation: most notably courage, creativity, grit, collaboration and hard work. More practically, for any solution to create discernible change, it requires money, support, mentorship and experience. SEA is dedicated to bringing these ingredients together to spark new solutions to entrenched problems, catalyzing the impact potential of ambitious Small & Growing Business (SGB) entrepreneurs throughout East Africa.
The 2nd ICT Revolution has created entirely new opportunities in a variety
Single firms are isolated entities, they mature, get lazy and die. On the other hand, industries prosper over time and reach scale as competition fosters the delivery of better products at lower cost.
Communities provide a shared context for stakeholders to communicate and share information and experiences across traditional boundaries.
The true impact of any solution transcends the firm itself. Capturing true impact involves quantifying impact beyond the firm, at the sector level.
By aligning the twin goals of social and economic upgrading from the start, communities help to align incentives early in the creation process.
Communities provide alternative sources of funding and support for entrepreneurs pioneering innovative solutions in uncertain markets.
SEA is an L3C that builds industry-specific social enterprise accelerators to scale the impact of innovative market-based solutions and generate deal flow for impact-oriented investors.
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